One of Kamala Harris’s cherry-picked talking points about slavery has launched a media-wide disinformation campaign concerning the state of Florida’s Black history curriculum.
Dr. William Allen, a descendant of slaves who collaborated on the curriculum, has remarked that the media repeated Harris’ “lie” that the curriculum claims slaves benefitted from slavery because it fits their preconceived notions.
He thinks the media accepted Harris’ statements at face value without checking their veracity to further a shared goal- divisiveness.
Allen, a former head of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, played a pivotal role in developing Florida’s African American History Standards Workgroup’s curriculum as a member of the group’s volunteer staff. The panel met publicly for over two months to develop the first-ever African-American history curriculum, and the state completed the project.
He thinks the problem of “misinformation” may be solved by having people look at the curriculum before criticizing it.
Co-host of “The View,” Ana Navarro, slammed the curriculum as “bulls—” and said it was an effort to “whitewash” slavery. Whoopi Goldberg, her co-host, called DeSantis a “disgrace,” while ABC News, controlled by Disney, ignored statements presenter Jonathan Allen made regarding Harris’ lies during an extended interview about the incident.
On Saturday’s “World News Tonight,” just a snippet of Allen’s defense of the contentious remark was shown. In a series of tweets, Jeremy Redfern, DeSantis’ press secretary, highlighted Allen’s reaction to Harris after watching his interview with ABC News for many more minutes.
The decision by the Florida Board of Education to include the possibility that some slaves profited from the skills they developed has added fire to the dispute surrounding the teaching of Black history. The workgroup meetings are open and public, documented, on record, and transcribed; Allen, an expert in the subject, advises Americans to concentrate on the facts about the curriculum by reading them.
According to Allen, the average person can make a sound decision, and if they listen to the vice president and read, they would see that what she says is not accurate.
Allen is relieved that the curriculum has gone viral. People who speak before reading would find that the whole history is covered here, not just a little slice.